The Razzball Basketball Podcast is back, with only one week of the fantasy regular season remaining!  Where has this season gone?!  On today’s show, we recap news and notes from across the NBA including some healthy Bulls, we play another edition of Can We Make Slim Look Stupid, then preview tonight’s games with our 30-Point Challenge picks.

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  1. Connor says:
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    I’m taking Oladipo for 30 against the Lakers. SKILLES!!!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: Hah nice! Def had a good Skiles yell at the end of this Pod 🙂

  2. Jensen says:
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    There will be at least 1 open spot in the commenter’s REL next season.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jensen: Oh cool, good to know! Sucks you’re losing someone though… Who is commish again of that league? And you have a link?

      • Jensen says:
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        @JB Gilpin: Yeah, it’s hard to get 20 dedicated owners in one try. I had a lack of attention for a while after my draft went poorly but I got into a good spot for next season I think.

        Lior is Commish, you want a link to the league page? https://basketball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/nba/78443

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Jensen: Oh for sure, yeah we had to figure it out for the original REL too, took 3 yrs…

          Sorry to keep buggin ya, do you have his e-mail? I wanna try and get more connected with the commenter REL 🙂

            • Lior says:
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              @Jensen: Yo JB! We might have as many as 5 spots open next year! Let me know if you can do anything to help. Thanks man.

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Jensen: @Lior: Awesome thanks guys! I’ll have the winner of the bracket get a spot if they want it, and RCL overall winner a spot as well if that’s cool. Hopefully that will bring in some long term guys!

                • Lior says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: Yeah that would be awesome, thanks! I also got an email from someone else looking to join (along with a friend), so we might get another 2.

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                    JB Gilpin says:
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                    @Lior: Oh sweet! Sounds like we’ll get ya full up!

  3. The Gintern says:
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    Haha you’d probably lose me, please no more fighting for Wiggins! In a similar vein, gimme CJM for 30 tonight 🙂

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @The Gintern: hahaha I hear ya! Nice themed comment there, sounds good!

  4. Pavel says:
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    Yo yo. I got 2 offers in dynasty.
    1- I get Paul George, I give Chris Paul
    2- I get vucevuc and deangelo Russell, I give cp3 and Tristan Thompson.

    Do any of them?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pavel: 1. Hmmmm, depends on team needs there I think, I feel like next 2-3 years it’s prob still Paul 2 – Mmmm I like this one a lot more. Unless you’re built to be the favorite in the league next year and can’t afford to lose any AST I might not, but most likely would do that one

  5. Jake says:
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    Collison or Bayless ROS?

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Jake: I’ll stick with Bayless

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Jake: @JB Gilpin: F I meant Collison haha. My brain said Collison while the fingers typed Bayless, weird!

  6. Paul says:
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    Kawhi for 30 again

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Paul: Nice, doubling up!

  7. jdubs says:
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    Gimme Kyle Lowry for 30 tonight!

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      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jdubs: Nice! If I can’t catch Slim I need you to!

      • jdubs says:
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        @JB Gilpin: I’m hoping we’ll both catch him! Still plenty of time left… I didn’t become a big pod listener of yours until this season so I don’t know if you’re already doing this, but I say we extend the 30 point challenge into the playoffs if Slim is still winning! haha

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @jdubs: Yeah let’s hope so! Hahahaha I might need to extend it I can’t remember what we did last year, but I’ll fight for it ha

  8. Connor says:
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    Quick question JB looks like Knight is on his way back thank God! I’m tied for first in a 12 team 10 cat league with FT made. I have a waiver claim in for Jokic (don’t know why he was dropped) to drop Markel Brown. Who would you drop for Knight’s return? I’m guessing Bayless
    PG- Reggie Jackson, Dragic, Ish, Bayless
    SG- Harden, Oladipo, Markell
    SF- Robert Covington, Markieff
    PF- Millsap, Kevin Love, Aaron Gordon
    C- Gobert, Horford
    Also, if there is any need for a dedicated owner in an REL league I would love to join. I am a little bit of an obsessive person and would stay involved! Thanks man!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Connor: I know right?! I need him! Yeah I mean it would be Brown but you have the claim there, i think indeed it’s Bayless that gets the axe.

      Cool I’ll mark ya down and let commish know for next year!

  9. Lasandro says:
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    Gimme Dipo for 30, brother!

    Also, please rank Gary H, Lavine and Cole ROS. I have Harris in my shallow to make up some efficient scoring, 3s and arks, but is Cole the better overall option in a vacuum? Lavine’d shot can be up and down but his upside seems to be the highest and he’s really contributing across the board now

    • Lasandro says:
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      “Scoring, 3s and stls..”

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      @jb gilpin: oooh so close haha! Shoulda gone with BLo – forgot that JV is crap bs great scoring big men.

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        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Lasandro: Haha damn yeah he was close… Slim I think had the dagger with Melo last night… I still like Harris of those 3, Slim would emphatically say Harris since he wants Harris to father his children

      • Lasandro says:
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        @jb gilpin: yeah Slim can’t wait to have little Garry’s running around the house! He’s likely already with child. I can envision another 90s Arnie comedy here.. Interested to know tho: what really is the difference between Lavine and Harris? Since starting, zach’s putting up very similar numbers.

        Meanwhile, I’m looking to see if u can flip KD for two really good players to help hit those “games played” in my shallow roto – it’s all about totals, after all. Was gonna offer for Giannis and Kyle but just read that Casey is planning on resting his starters in the future. How about for kawhi and Kenna, and I thrown in a second flier like Lavine (or Harris haha)? Or PG and Whiteside? Or dmc and Klay (may have to include Tobias as a 2nd flier here)? Please rank these, not just by value, but by likelihood of these players playing most of their ROS schedule.

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Lasandro: Hah yeah that was the title of today’s he of course brings up Harris when we’re not even talking about him! I think Harris will win FG% and TO most of the time, prob STL too. But not too far off.

          I like PG and Whiteside the best by far. DMC I still worry a bad fall could happen, and Kings blow. Then obviously kawhi is a Spur… Ha

  10. Bucky says:
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    Hey guys!

    Are Lou Williams and/or Marcus Morris dropable for say, Jerryd Bayless, JaMychal Green, or Roy Hibbert?

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Bucky: Hey man! Lou Williams is verrrrrrrrrry droppable to me. Depending on needs, I would get either Bayless for 3s/Ast or Green for Reb/Blk

  11. jonny says:
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    Hey JB,
    Who do like out of jaymichael green, evan turner, bogut, beverly?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @jonny: I’m gonna cop out and say it’s based on needs there, prob Turner for most teams, but if needing more upside (generally, and in Reb/Blk) I would go Green

  12. Wen says:
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    Hi JB, please pick 2 to start on Wednesday (March 9):
    Rodney Hood (@GS)
    Joe Johnson (@Mil)
    Ish Smith (HOU)

    I want to win FG%, FT%, PTS, 3PTM and TO

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Wen: Def Hood. Prob going Ish with the second one even though it might risk FG% and TO

  13. patrickindo says:
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    whatsup guys

    finally squeezed into the playoff bracket sitting on 7th. I’ve got pachulia and larkin that i may drop to stream and secure a few more categories. i’m in a 16 man 9cat league. should i drop either? which would you drop first?

    appreciate it

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @patrickindo: Whats good man?! I’d prob drop Zaza first, they’re being mad serious about resting him for the playoffs!

  14. Dante Green says:
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    Fucking hate how Gobert turned the ball over six times, not have a single block, and missed both FTs. Jesus

    • Dante Green says:
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      And Korver and Bazemore were horrible too. Jesus! I’m not hoping for a ‘monster’ game, I JUST WANT DECENT GAMES FROM YOU BASTARDS!

      Thanks to Dame, Foenier, Dipo and Favors, I’m still leading after day 2. And oh please Rambis, don’t pull a Skiles on us RoLo owners. The guy has proven he can be decent when played heavy minutes.

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Dante Green: Yikkkkkes yeah it was a rough one for Frenchy. Hah yeah weird low minutes for Rolo there, a shame… I think it should get better

  15. Threekola says:
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    So we agreed I should keep Colly over Mudiay and Elfrid….

    What about Norris Cole? He’s on the waivers too…lol.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Threekola: Hah Cole is right there, but prob still under the top 3 for me, I could see going safer and take him over elfrid, but meh…

  16. Tyler says:
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    Who would you pick for next weeks 1st rd of playoffs
    Jason thompson with 5games
    Darrell arthur with 4games
    Derrick williams with 3games
    Kyle oquinn with 3games
    Jared dudley with 4games
    Meyers leonard with 4games
    Jason smith with 3games
    Josh richardson with 3games

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Tyler: Love the 5 games, but just can’t take Thompson… Eesh, this was tough. I’ll go Meyers but don’t feel great about it

      • Threekola says:
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        @JB Gilpin:

        Wow, didn’t expect that.

        Alright, then what about Jerami Grant vs. JaMychal Green?

        I own Grant cause Okafor and Noel are banged up. They both have 4 game weeks coming up though. Who you taking? For me, it’s Grant cause of the extra dime and more reliable D stats.

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Threekola: Hmmm I’ll stick with Grant but very close. Agree – more reliable, I think Green has more upside though. Grant getting the big minutes makes it tough to even risk it…

      • Tyler says:
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        @JB Gilpin: You liking Meyers Leonard over Darrell Arthur?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Tyler: Yup. Arthur’s last 5 have been pretty dreadful and Jokic and Faried are playing well. Malone could take their minutes away at any time, but making a call now I couldn’t recommend Arthur

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            @JB Gilpin: hows about jason thompson with his 5game week? Where would you rank between meyers and arthur?
            Can he take scola and 2Pats minutes.

            • JB Gilpin

              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Tyler: He is far and away last, Scola got a DNP rest is all. He might barely come off the bench some games, if not most of them

  17. Lasandro says:
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    Don’t recall you guys chatting about Tobias that much, since being dealt to DET. Man, his numbers have been so damn good: 17/6/3 (light on the D stats unfortunately), 52% FG, 1.3 3s (53%), 2.13 A/To. What’s your thoughts on him next season? SVG seems intent on feeding him the rock on O. I envision him filling out a Rashard Lewis-type role from back in the day with less scoring but better all round stats.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Lasandro: We have once or twice, but yeah he’s a great fit there. Maybe about the same rank we had him coming into this year? 50-60? Maybe less 3s than Lewis, but yeah, not a bad comp

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